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DHS: No energy assistance for low income households until Feb. 1

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

It will be nearly a month before hundreds of South Mississippians will see a helping hand from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, according to the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

As we reported last week, the Gulf Coast Community Action Agency lost funding for its energy assistance grant. That program was used by hundreds of people who needed assistance paying their power bills.

DHS announced Monday it still has not found a new provider to administer LIHEAP money in Harrison, Hancock, George, Greene and Stone Counties.

DHS is hoping to have a new provider to serve eligible clients by Feb. 1. The department said it’s working with energy providers to minimize any interruptions of service.

Anyone with questions can contact DHS at 1-800-421-0762.

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